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Lectures, Workshops, Exhibits, Historical Tours and More

The Historical Society of Baltimore County hosts presentations by both amateur and professional scholars, offers history and genealogy research workshops, and provides traveling tours related to the rich history and heritage of Baltimore County.

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Agenda

  1. Sep
    23
    Sat
    1. Introduction to Genetic Genealogy @ HSBC Almshouse, Cockeysville
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Join us for the first in an occasional series of Brown Bag Lunch talks.

      When: Saturday September 23, 2017 from 12 noon to 2 PM

      Cost: Free

      Where: HSBC HQ, Cockeysville, Galloway Room

      What: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy

      DNA…what is it? What can it tell you about you? What can it tell you about your ancestors?

      Have you taken a DNA test or are you planning to? Bring your curiosity and your lunch and let Jane Gilbert help you begin your journey of interpreting and understanding your DNA results.

      Jane is a genetic genealogy hobbyist with 13 years of experience.   She took her first DNA test in 2004 with FTDNA’s mitochondrial DNA test. Since then, she has taken the Family Finder test, the AncestryDNA test, the 23andme test, and sponsored numerous other relatives for these tests. She has also sponsored the Y-DNA testing of ten male cousins, and started her first surname project for the study of Y-DNA in 2005.  She is the project administrator of nine DNA projects at FTDNA, totaling more than 2200 members, and is the administrator of the 500+ Facebook Group for FTDNA Project Administrators.

      Her first major genetic genealogy achievement came in 2005 when Y-DNA testing was used to successfully confirm family lore that had sketchily identified the father of her great grandfather, who was born out-of-wedlock in 1844. Three male cousins were tested to facilitate this, and subsequent autosomal DNA results supported the findings.

      In recent years, she’s been assisting numerous friends and relatives with the breaking down family research brick walls using DNA, and has determined the previously unknown biological parents of a handful of people.

  2. Oct
    5
    Thu
    1. Genealogy Instruction (Free!) @ HSBC Almshouse
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      FREE, MONTHLY, GENEALOGY INSTRUCTION at the Historical Society of Baltimore County with local genealogist Noreen Goodson, and professional genealogist Angela Walton-Raji, BA, M.Ed. Angela Walton-Raji is the author of Black Indian Genealogy Research: African American Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes, and has a wealth of general and niche genealogy knowledge, experience, and resources to share.

      The first Thursday of each month, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, genealogy classes for beginners will be underway to the public free of charge.  Bring your laptops with you!  The classes will be taught by professional genealogist and author, Angela Walton-Raji, BA, M.Ed, or local genealogist Noreen Goodson.

      Let us help you to explore the areas of family history that interest you. Learn various methods of:

      • Conducting Oral History
      • Preserving your Family History
      • Pursuing your Family’s Military History
      • Organizing a Research Strategy

      Learn how to access the basic documents for family history:

      • Federal Census Records
      • State Vital Records – Birth, Marriage & Death
      • Military Records
      • Online Databases
      • Connecting with other genealogists

      Beginning the first Thursday of every month, come and share family stories, discuss your genealogy roadblocks, learn how to compile and present your data. Explore methods of documenting ancestors who were enslaved, who were free, who were immigrants, who were native born.  Internet access will be available to research records from multiple states.

      Take an ancestral journey with us!

  3. Oct
    21
    Sat
    1. 2017 HSBC Bus & Walking tour: A Piece of Old Baltimore County: Westminster @ HSBC Almshouse, Cockeysville
      9:00 am – 5:00 pm

      This year’s tour will be primarily a walking tour at the Carroll County Farm Museum, including the former Almshouse and barns, and in the Courthouse Square area of east Westminster.  Lunch:  Maggie’s of Westminster will be our lunch stop, where we will enjoy a delicious lunch buffet of sandwiches and salads, and coffee/tea/soda.  

      Additional Tour information and link to Tour Registration Flyer: FLYER

       

  4. Nov
    2
    Thu
    1. Genealogy Instruction (Free!) @ HSBC Almshouse
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      FREE, MONTHLY, GENEALOGY INSTRUCTION at the Historical Society of Baltimore County with local genealogist Noreen Goodson, and professional genealogist Angela Walton-Raji, BA, M.Ed. Angela Walton-Raji is the author of Black Indian Genealogy Research: African American Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes, and has a wealth of general and niche genealogy knowledge, experience, and resources to share.

      The first Thursday of each month, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, genealogy classes for beginners will be underway to the public free of charge.  Bring your laptops with you!  The classes will be taught by professional genealogist and author, Angela Walton-Raji, BA, M.Ed, or local genealogist Noreen Goodson.

      Let us help you to explore the areas of family history that interest you. Learn various methods of:

      • Conducting Oral History
      • Preserving your Family History
      • Pursuing your Family’s Military History
      • Organizing a Research Strategy

      Learn how to access the basic documents for family history:

      • Federal Census Records
      • State Vital Records – Birth, Marriage & Death
      • Military Records
      • Online Databases
      • Connecting with other genealogists

      Beginning the first Thursday of every month, come and share family stories, discuss your genealogy roadblocks, learn how to compile and present your data. Explore methods of documenting ancestors who were enslaved, who were free, who were immigrants, who were native born.  Internet access will be available to research records from multiple states.

      Take an ancestral journey with us!

  5. Nov
    4
    Sat
    1. HSBC History Matters series “Falls to faucet” @ HSBC HQ, Cockeysville
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      Explore our drinking water system from start to finish. Details to follow.

  6. Nov
    7
    Tue
    1. HSBC – Antiques Appraisal Fair at Alex Cooper Auctioneers @ Alex Cooper Auctioneers
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The renowned antiques appraisers of Alex Cooper Auctioneers are donating their time to appraise your antiques and benefit the Historical Society. Numerous appraisers with varying specialties will be on hand at Alex Cooper’s stylish, antique-filled galleries. Bring your family treasures and antiques to receive a verbal appraisal of your items. Alex Cooper staff will also give a presentation including sample appraisals of some of HSBC’s own treasures. Minimum donation of $10 for first item, $5 each for additional items. All proceeds to benefit HSBC. For more information, please email info@hsobc.org or call 410-666-1878. Location: Alex Cooper Auctioneers, 908 York Rd., Towson.

  7. Nov
    12
    Sun
    1. A Ride on the MA & PA (Encore Presentation) Speaker Rudy Fischer @ HSBC Almshouse, Cockeysville
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      A Ride on the MA & PA (Encore Presentation)

      2 pm – 4 pm                 Speaker: Rudy Fischer

      Due to the tremendous response to Mr. Fischer’s talk at HSBC in August, he has graciously agreed to come back for another presentation. He will take us on a virtual ride (via slides) along the path of the old Maryland and Pennsylvania (MA & PA) Railroad through Baltimore County and, this time, Harford County as well. Admission: $5 / free to HSBC members. Space is limited and seating is first come, first served; doors open at 1:15 pm. Location: HSBC Almshouse.

  8. Nov
    18
    Sat
    1. A POLICE HISTORY OF BALTIMORE CITY AND COUNTY @ Professional Development & Training Academy
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      A POLICE HISTORY OF BALTIMORE CITY AND COUNTY
      Saturday Presenters: Michael Berlin, Director of Criminal Justice Graduate Program and Assoc. Prof. of Criminal Justice, Coppin State University; Kenny Driscoll, Ret. Baltimore Police Detective, Baltimore Police History website administrator, Baltimore City Police Museum Curator and author of Baltimore City Police History: Historical Timeline, A Day-by-Day Look Through our Past; Leonard Hamm, Chief of Public Safety, Coppin State University, and former Baltimore Police Commissioner; James Johnson, Ret. Baltimore County Police Department Chief.
      **Location: Professional Development & Training Academy, 3500 W. Northern Parkway, Baltimore MD 21215. Admission: Free to all.

      Event Flyer: Click Here

       

  9. Dec
    2
    Sat
    1. HSBC Annual Fundraiser @ The Fire Museum of Maryland
      7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      HSBC is pleased to announce that this year’s annual fundraiser will be held at The Fire Museum of Maryland located on York Road in Lutherville Saturday December 2, 2017 from 7 PM to 10 PM.

      For more information and to purchase tickets please Click Here

  10. Dec
    7
    Thu
    1. Genealogy Instruction (Free!) @ HSBC Almshouse
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      FREE, MONTHLY, GENEALOGY INSTRUCTION at the Historical Society of Baltimore County with local genealogist Noreen Goodson, and professional genealogist Angela Walton-Raji, BA, M.Ed. Angela Walton-Raji is the author of Black Indian Genealogy Research: African American Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes, and has a wealth of general and niche genealogy knowledge, experience, and resources to share.

      The first Thursday of each month, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, genealogy classes for beginners will be underway to the public free of charge.  Bring your laptops with you!  The classes will be taught by professional genealogist and author, Angela Walton-Raji, BA, M.Ed, or local genealogist Noreen Goodson.

      Let us help you to explore the areas of family history that interest you. Learn various methods of:

      • Conducting Oral History
      • Preserving your Family History
      • Pursuing your Family’s Military History
      • Organizing a Research Strategy

      Learn how to access the basic documents for family history:

      • Federal Census Records
      • State Vital Records – Birth, Marriage & Death
      • Military Records
      • Online Databases
      • Connecting with other genealogists

      Beginning the first Thursday of every month, come and share family stories, discuss your genealogy roadblocks, learn how to compile and present your data. Explore methods of documenting ancestors who were enslaved, who were free, who were immigrants, who were native born.  Internet access will be available to research records from multiple states.

      Take an ancestral journey with us!